Were Ramayan and Mahabharat REAL?
It’s my understanding that it’s not whether they were real or not. A few points about these texts are considered by some to be more important.
1. That they have directly come to the minds of spiritually evolved masters.
2. When the Sanskrit is read out loud, the sound of the Sanskrit has the effect on the brain that is similar to that experienced during meditation.
3. That the meaning is more important than whether it really happened. Largely, the symbolism & spiritual interpretation are more important than the facts of the events in the stories.
While I do accept these points as largely true, especially regarding the sound of Sanskrit, I still see that the events could very well be true. They may even be much earlier than modern writers say that they are, having been handed down orally long before they were written down.
As I looked online for further information, I saw the claims that there may have been flying ships, or vimana, that is, airplanes, giant airliners, space ships, & even warplanes & nuclear war & believe that they may be true. I also remember reading about such things in the 70’s in The Chariots of the Gods & other books. It’s so much easier finding it now, with so much of it laid out online.
Again, however, these may have been much earlier than the dates claimed. History does repeat itself. Also, it’s hard to believe that the sole purpose of these texts that are treated with such reverence was to keep a record of flying airplanes & nuclear war. Yes, it looks like all of that is in there, but there’s also much, much more. However much we worship technology today, the spirituality within is so much more important than that. That’s the real message of these ancient texts.
Both are real : Ramayana happened in the Thireyathaya yuga i.e., nearly 1.70 million years ago. At that period it does not seem like there was a separate land mass called Srilanka. Srilanka was part of the Indian sub-continent ( refer the map and highlighted portion ) such being the case there was no need of Rama to build a bridge.
Ramayana and Mahabharata are called Epics or ITIHASAS (in sanskrit).
Itihasa = iti+ha+asa= It happened this way.
That means Ramayana and Mahabharata really happened and happened in the way Valmiki and Veda Vyas wrote them.No doubt about it whatsoever.they are HISTORICAL SCRIPTURES. In india so many physical proof were there that proof that these epics are true and real!! Kurukshetra war area the bridge between srilanka and india Adam’s Bridge also known as Rama’s Bridge or Rama Setu
These are not myth, Ramayan and mahabharat was fact it was happened actually that time, In sastara and vedas it’s mentions and Sarsavati river exist now science has proved that it was exit before 3000 years.
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Mahabharat and Ramayan both are true stories only hindus treat them as Gods but in reality they were really kings which existed and fought that battles. 32,000 years old Lord Krishna’s Dwarka city found under sea. Same written in scriptures. Proof are there , But they are so old that people consider as myth. After a century same will happen with other faiths.This is Kal Yug.
Some say that Ramayan and Mahabharath are fake stories developed by inputs from several people. There are several versions of Ramayan. In one version Ram and Seeta are described as brother and sister.
As per the time calculation, there were only Jungles in India during such time. All concocted stories to fool around Hindus by Brahmins.
Myths mixed with some history are these two great epics which teach a lot to mankind.
We can learn many things from them. But worshipping the heroes of those epics, is mere ignorance of history. Threthayuga, and other yugas are all unimaginable. Just to block the mind from thinking rightly, they have created such periods.
BOTH ARE REAL HISTORIES: But nowadays everybody addresses Mahabharata and Ramayana as “Mythology”, “Ethics” etc. In school textbooks of India, History of India includes only Indus civilization, British empire, Mughul empire etc, but no traces of Mahabharata and Ramayana! Let me tell you why it happened. When Britishers invaded India, they learned that Indians are so committed to their philosophical values. Cultural heritage in India was so strong that they found no way to crack Indian society other than making Indians believe that their own history is just a myth! They made systematic plan to degrade rich Indian heritage and make Indians feel inferior about their heritage and start blindly following western ideologies. British employed two well known historians from England to write the history of India and they did it without even traveling to India! Since then, there has been very systematic attempts to degrade Indian Vedic heritage and they are quite successful.
CONCLUSION: Definitely the happenings in Ramayana and Mahabharata were real. But those real happenings were handed over from rishis to listeners from generation to generation orally and contains exaggerations,imaginations and superhuman powers. we have no authentic written book of 5000 years back.We have to sort out real from false.
The problem is that what we have not seen we tend to disbelieve it,but we must understand that before America was discovered by coulombs no one knew about that place,but it was still there,likewise when someone compare bradman with sachin,people of our generation says we havenot seen bradman how can we say he is greatest,same thing will happen after 100 years,people will say we haven’t seen sachin,how we say he is greatest,for us this guy is greatest, we are not blind believer of anything,but there must be anything in these two great epics,may be some stories,characters have been modified to make the story spicy.